06.06.2023 - SOCIETY & FINANCE
by Marius Kleinheyer
Today's monetary system makes the citizen a subject in monetary affairs. The subject must endure inflation. He has no claim on the quality of money. (In German only)
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"In accordance with Article 127(1) and Article 282(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the primary objective of the ESCB shall be to maintain price stability."
Source: Official Journal of the European Union
The price correction on the markets for assets continued at the beginning of the year. At the end of the first quarter, asset price inflation for private German households was -3.4 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year. This is the largest price correction since the financial crisis.
Monetary policy, consumer prices, interest rates and the economy have caused asset prices in the Euro area to fall by -0.8% in 2022. This is the first price drop in almost 10 years. By contrast, price developments in the euro countries are extremely varied. While asset prices in Greece and Portugal still increased strongly, they have already fallen significantly in Germany and Finland.
The FvS Konjunkturindikator (FvS-KI) maps the actual economic activity in Germany on a monthly basis, based on a set of hard real economic data. On the basis of the FvS-KI we carry out business cycle dating for Germany.
We track the development of the real economy in real time. Our activity index and other indicators are updated weekly.
We follow the development of consumer and producer prices. Rising commodity prices can lead to rising wages and thus to rising prices.
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